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how do y'all deal with being bipolar at work? do you state you have a disability? do you disclose it? people have many biases so it's not always great when revealing.

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    • Elise1234

      907d

      My boss(es) are aware I have a disability but not the details

    • Elise1234

      907d

      My boss(es) are aware I have a disability but not the details

    • Emmy1997

      907d

      I've told a couple people I trust (2 managers) at my current job, but I normally do not disclose my diagnoses at my job because it's my legal right (HIPPA). I've also noticed the few times i HAVE told managers, they treat me very different than everyone else.

    • ASulSul

      908d

      I don't disclose to my workplace because I've been in environments where people get discriminated against for it 😥 So I'm really weary

    • Neomi

      908d

      I told my boss about all my conditions including bipolar when I first started working. I didn't want to hide it so that I'd be able to ask for help if needed. I don't think we should be ashamed, everyone has their own shit..

    • Ellen

      908d

      I was diagnosed years ago and I am pretty balanced right now. Therefore I don't tell anyone from work about the disease. I just don't want them to think I'm weird or mentally not ok.

    • SQU1SHY

      910d

      i do try to inform my coworkers and managers because i tend to lash out or act extremely boisterous (when i’m manic). they usually don’t understand and most likely think it’s just an excuse. however, i only reveal that info when necessary as i don’t feel comfortable telling people. :)

    • phlox

      910d

      Usually you can state you have a disability when applying to jobs, there’s a qrand list of disabilities listed) but when hiring managers review applications they don’t see what specific disability because you simply check the “yes I have one of the disabilities listed” box. Now if you are currently working, idk how you would bring it forward other then working with Your HR department and seeing what accommodations they may have

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